In this video we cover the software on the Android-based Acer Liquid. Overall we’re dealing with a pretty standard installation of Android, save for a few additions like the multimedia widget for the home screens that lets you easily flip through your pictures, videos, and music. Also added is the Nemo player, plus the neat full-screen-preview task manager that comes up when you hold the Home button. Sadly, Acer hasn’t gone out of their way to provide any social networking widgets like you’d find on other Android devices. Also unfortunate is that the Liquid doesn’t come with Microsoft Exchange support, so those of you using the system will have to download a third party application like TouchDown ($20).
The real story about the Acer Liquid is that it is a fast device, plus it is inexpensive. The included Snapdragon CPU may be underclocked at 768MHz, but that doesn’t stop the Liquid from being one of the most responsive Android devices that you can buy. Also, it helps that it has the UMTS 1900, which will get most AT&T users in the US on 3G. Overall, we recommend the Liquid if you don’t mind sacrificing built in software and build quality.